41 Canadian Brigade Group

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Army Reserve

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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Who We Are

41 Canadian Brigade Group is an Army Reserve Formation of 3rd Canadian Division and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

Most of the present day 41 CBG soldiers serve part-time, while maintaining full-time jobs, studies and families. They are also dedicated, professional soldiers who continue to proudly serve Canada when needed to augment the Regular Force on deployed missions internationally, in NATO and United Nations missions. As well, they serve local Canadian communities in domestic operations like the British Columbia forest fires.

Made up of nine units and a brigade headquarters, 41 CBG has about 1200 Reserve soldiers in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Yellowknife, NWT. These units represent all the major roles and trades in the Canadian Army.

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Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

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Command Team

  • Commander - Colonel Eppo van Weelderen
  • Deputy Comander - Lieutenant-Colonel Mike Vernon
  • Brigade Sergeant Major - Chief Warrant Officer M.B. Talty

Contact Us

41 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
4225 Crowchild Trail
Calgary, Alberta T3E 7H3

Phone: 403-410-2320
Fax: 403-410-2321

News

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Soldiers  right before taking part in the Edmonton YWCA’s 2017 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser

Swapping army boots for high heels for a worthy cause

Edmonton, Alberta — Over 400 men participated in Edmonton’s YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser on September 20, 2017, teetering along a downtown block in high heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
October 24, 2017

Fort St. John, B.C

Military convoy celebrates Veterans, Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — A collection of retired military vehicles has been given a new lease on life by a group of enthusiasts that has taken them on a journey of over 6,000 kilometres to salute veterans.
September 21, 2017

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Our History

As Canada expanded into the West, and with the establishment of its new provinces, the need for a military presence and a command structure became apparent. In 1905, Military District No.13 was established with its headquarters in Calgary. This system remained in place until 1947. In December of 1941, because of Japan's entry into the Second World War, it was decided to organize a number of brigades for the defence of Canada. In February 1942, one brigade was organized for each of the eleven Military Districts. In Alberta, it was 41st (Reserve) Brigade Group in Calgary. The wartime reserve brigades were allotted full-time commanders and their staff. Soldiers in these brigades were not eligible for service with the Active Force. This included persons between ages 17 and 19 and over age 35, those with a lower medical category and members of the Canadian Officers Training Corps until graduation. These brigades were stood down in 1945.

After the Second World War, the area command structure changed several times, while in Alberta the Militia was commanded from various militia district structures, until the Alberta Militia District was reformed into 41 Canadian Brigade Group on April 1, 1997. Its headquarters took over the Brigadier-General Stan Waters Building, formerly the 1 PPCLI headquarters building at CFB Calgary, after the departure of the Regular Forces to Edmonton. The units of 41 CBG have proud and varied histories, with many soldiers serving with distinction in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Notably, this includes more than six Victoria Crosses won by soldiers in the brigades' units. Our more recent international assignments and missions include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.

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